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Body Mass Index (BMI) has been an accepted diet and weight loss diagnostic tool for several decades. It is approved of by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a reliable guide for assessing weight levels for the majority of people, and is just one of the many Jenny Craig resources available for providing inspiration and guidance on your weight loss journey. BMI uses calculations of weight and height to provide an accurate picture of weight status converted into numerical value on a BMI scale or chart. Your dedicated Jenny Craig Consultant will provide a personalised meal plan just for you based on weight and height, along with other considerations including age, physical activities, general health and weight loss targets.

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What is the body mass index?

BMI quantifies tissue mass including fat, muscle and bone, facilitating a categorisation for every individual as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. The origin of BMI is traced back to ‘social physics’, a term coined in the 1830s by Adolphe Quetelet, a Belgian mathematician and statistician. In 1972, the Journal of Chronic Diseases published a paper by Ancel Keys using body mass index (BMI) terminology to provide a weight index for indicating relative obesity.

BMI has been useful in determining rates of obesity in prosperous western societies, and is now an accepted format used worldwide. Although a guideline tool rather than a precise measurement, BMI is useful for most people, although exceptions include pregnant women, children, the elderly and those suffering from certain ailments. Once your BMI is established using the handy Jenny Craig BMI Scale Calculator, it’s easy to create a personalised diet plan suitable for incremental weight loss. Our meal plans are portion and calorie controlled; surcharged with nutrition enriched ingredients ideal for weight loss.

Once your BMI is established using the handy Jenny Craig BMI Scale Calculator, it’s easy to create a personalised diet plan suitable for incremental weight loss. Our meal plans are portion and calorie controlled; surcharged with nutrition enriched ingredients ideal for weight loss.

What does the body mass index measure?

The body mass index provides superior diagnostic measurements compared to regular weigh scales. BMI presents an overall picture, enabling convenient categorisation into weight groups, with visible guidelines to help you understand your ideal weight and how much fat you need to lose to get there. The Jenny Craig BMI scale is easy to use. Simply input your weight and height and you will receive your BMI score, with most people falling into one of the categories below.

  • 18.4 or less (underweight)

  • 18.5 – 24.9 (healthy weight)

  • 25.0 – 29.9 (overweight)

  • 30.0 or more (obese)

As we all know, unwanted weight can also be an indicator of overall health, with weight gain directly correlating to risk of developing a range of diseases and ailments. BMI is used as a guideline tool for assessing disease risk in some countries using the following scores.

  • 18.5 or less (nutritional deficiency and osteoporosis)

  • 18.5 – 23.0 (healthy range)

  • 23.1 – 27.5 (moderate risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes)

  • 27.6 or more (high risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes).


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What is a healthy BMI scale?

Healthy BMI scale measurements of 18.5 – 24.9 are an ideal, where the body contains balanced levels of fat and muscle. It’s worth noting that although the scale is equally applicable to men and women, there is need to make slight allowance as women on average carry a little more fatty tissue than men. In every case however, a tailored Jenny Craig weight loss program will make a real difference for both women and men, providing healthy, tasty meals that satisfy and invigorate without unwanted hunger cravings.

Jenny Craig is the holistic weight loss company, and we have been successfully transforming the lives of thousands of satisfied customers since the company was founded in 1983. We not only help you lose weight, but also assist you during the transition from guided weight loss to self-reliant healthy eating and lifestyle choices once your diet program is complete. At Jenny Craig, you are supported all the way by highly qualified and experienced dieticians and nutritionists, along with personal guidance from your own Jenny Craig Consultant during every stage of the program. Your personalised program can also be as discreet as you like, as stated in our privacy policy.

What body mass index is considered obese?

A BMI of 30.0 or more is considered obese. Although the BMI scale may seem unforgiving, there are exceptions to the rule, including large-framed and muscular people whose BMI score is influenced by bodily composition that weighs more than fat. We are all individuals, with some people naturally carrying healthy curves that accentuate good health, so your Jenny Craig weight loss program is designed to compensate for variables and achieve results that satisfy your personal goals.

BMI guidelines provide reachable targets even for obese people, and with a little patience and determination, your complete transformation will be complete sooner than you may expect. Jenny Craig is the no-fuss weight loss company, where dieting doesn’t necessitate giving up regular activities at home or work, and we even make allowance for the occasional diversion to your favourite restaurant or to celebrate a special occasion. Our ready-made meals can be home-delivered or picked up for added convenience, and with high quality menu options designed by celebrity chefs and prepared by professionals, you will experience weight loss success with every tasty meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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